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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email | twitter

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A downtown Albany attraction temporarily managed by the recreation department remains under no management at all.

Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority elected to open Riverskate to the public free of charge after deals to sell the skate park fell through.

While it's still attracting skaters, it's not attracting serious investors. The fences that once surrounded the downtown Albany skate park no longer stand.

Now anyone can go at their own risk. Some teenagers there say this park is something Albany has needed for a long time.

"Definitely better," said skater, Randall Rouse. "There are no rules and you can play your music. It's nice."

The park is open to the public from dawn to dusk. ADICA leaders had proposed a plan to offer the skate ramps for sale to Chehaw to go along with their B-M-X track.

We spoke to the assistant city manager and the recreation department. They say there's no word on anyone who's interested in taking over the park or purchasing equipment right now.

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